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Stereo battery drain

I have a 07 SE2 ultra. The memorary in my stereo[clock] drains my battery over night. I checked all my circuits and my memorary circuit will not go to sleep when my bike is off.

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The memory on a stereo is on a circuit that is always hot, even with the bike turned off. The power consumption should be very low, should be able to sit for days or weeks without worry. One thing you can do is figure out which circuit the stereo memory is on and pull that fuse, then see if you still are having that problem. I suspect you have another power drain somewhere else, or your battery is just in need of replacement. I definitely recommend the sealed gel type batteries over the lead-acid wet batteries.

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